Brad Bournival

When the Eastern League All-Star Game comes to Canal Park on July 13, it won’t be difficult for RubberDucks manager Dave Wallace to look over his lineup card and drop in a Duck.

The EL announced the roster for the classic Thursday and six RubberDucks were named to the Western Division squad, with each set to make his all-star debut as a member of the Ducks.

Leading the way are outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, joined by first baseman Nellie Rodriguez and catcher Jeremy Lucas as position players.

The Ducks also landed left-handed starter Shawn Morimando and right-handed reliever Perci Garner on the team. The six all-stars are up one from last season.

“It speaks to the strength and the depth of our organization, No. 1,” Wallace said. “And No. 2, to the work ethic, the talent level and the sacrifice that not only these six guys have made, but to the entire organization.”

Frazier, who has also been named to the All-Star Futures Game on July 10, has been part of a power surge for the RubberDucks and is a vital part of a three-pronged attack along with Zimmer and Rodriguez.

Frazier (.286, nine home runs, 38 RBI) leads the team in batting average and is the perfect complement to Rodriguez (.252, 15, 49) and Zimmer (.237, 12, 44). The Ducks entered Thursday ranked second in the EL in home runs (76), third in total bases (1,052) and fourth in runs scored (359).

Rodriguez ranked fourth in home runs and fifth in RBI, while Frazier was tied for third in doubles (21) despite spending a week on the disabled list. Zimmer’s home run total ranked seventh.

“Those are three powerful weapons to have in the lineup,” Wallace said. “One of the reasons for our success record-wise this season [44-34] has to do with those guys. The fact they’re a threat to drive the ball out of the ballpark and into the gap to get those RBIs is great.”

Another big reason the Ducks were a half-game out of first in the Western Division behind the Altoona Curve on Thursday is their pitching.

Morimando (10-3) comfortably leads the league in wins, while his strikeouts (73) are sixth and earned run average (3.09) is seventh.

For a good portion of the first half of the season, Morimando led all levels of baseball, including the major leagues, in wins.

“He has really become a dependable starter and is consistent,” Wallace said. “That’s what we’re looking for in all those guys. One thing I’m really proud of Shawn for is to be willing to make some adjustments despite having a great statistical season. There are things he needs to work on and he’s willing to do it in the midst of tough competition in the Eastern League.”

Once released by Philadelphia, Garner signed with the Indians’ organization before last season and has been great for the Ducks coming out of the bullpen in 2016.

Sporting a 4-1 record with a 1.84 ERA and two saves, Garner has allowed 10 earned runs in 49 innings and has struck out 45. Teams are hitting just .202 off the right-hander.

“He’s been fantastic filling a couple of different roles,” Wallace said. “I’m really happy and proud of him for the path his career has taken. It definitely speaks to his perseverance and work ethic to get to the point where he is now.”

Lucas (.241, 7 home runs, 25 RBI) rounds out the Ducks’ all-stars. The right-handed catcher was vital to the team’s early success both offensively and defensively.

“Jeremy is a guy who through a lot of hard work and effort has continued to improve every day, every year,” Wallace said. “This is well deserved for him. He has been a rock in our lineup.”